Wednesday, May 22 • 09:58 - 10:18
Keynote: Debunking the Myth: Kubernetes Storage is Hard - Saad Ali, Senior Software Engineer, Google

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We often hear “Storage on Kubernetes is hard” or “Don’t deploy stateful applications on Kubernetes!” Is there any truth to these statements? In this talk I separate fact from fiction.

Storage on Kubernetes can mean a lot of things. First I will start by separating three layers: 1) consuming block and file storage from a pod running in Kubernetes, 2) deploying a stateful app (like a database) on Kubernetes using storage and workload primitives, and 3) deploying a software defined storage system on top of Kubernetes to provide block or file storage. Each of these areas has a different set of challenges that are often conflated to make storage on Kubernetes appear much harder than it is.

 After separating these layers, I will help you understand what the challenges are with each of them, and how you work around them to effectively deploy stateful applications on Kubernetes.

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Saad Ali

Senior Software Engineer, Google
Saad Ali is a senior software engineer at Google where he works on the open-source Kubernetes project. He joined the project in December 2014, and has led the development of the Kubernetes storage and volume subsystem. He serves as a lead of the Kubernetes Storage SIG, and is co-author... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 09:58 - 10:18
Hall 6